History Series / Galavant

12th Mar '18 7:24:42 PM nombretomado
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** The Giants vs. Dwarves dance battle is straight out of WestSideStory.
** Sid's "Today We Rise" is one to "Do You Hear the People Sing" from LesMiserables, complete with Sid waving a red flag.
** Roberta and Richard's love song "Finally" is inspired by Grease's "Summer Lovin'," both in music and choreography.

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** The Giants vs. Dwarves dance battle is straight out of WestSideStory.
''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
** Sid's "Today We Rise" is one to "Do You Hear the People Sing" from LesMiserables, ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', complete with Sid waving a red flag.
** Roberta and Richard's love song "Finally" is inspired by Grease's ''{{Theatre/Grease}}'''s "Summer Lovin'," both in music and choreography.
25th Feb '18 4:29:13 PM nombretomado
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** The song "Do the D'Dew" was inspired by the music of TheShermanBrothers. It certainly has a similar feel to [[Film/MaryPoppins "A Spoonful of Sugar"]]

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** The song "Do the D'Dew" was inspired by the music of TheShermanBrothers.Music/TheShermanBrothers. It certainly has a similar feel to [[Film/MaryPoppins "A Spoonful of Sugar"]]
14th Feb '18 5:26:33 PM martianunlimited
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** A non-musical example, The speech Isabella gave to the Hortensians is a parody of Tolkien's Lord of The Rings, specifically Theoden's speech during the Battle of Pelennor Field.
5th Feb '18 1:48:14 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** The season 1 finale has several people - including Gareth - comment on how great Galavant and Isabella's kiss was. By the second season, it's considered that even people who weren't there know it was the worst kiss ever.
5th Feb '18 11:34:51 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* GenreShift: The first season was a musical comedy set in a generic medieval location. The second season introduced more fantastical elements, including explicit uses of magic and a running gag involving a real unicorn.
5th Feb '18 10:12:21 AM MasamiPhoenix
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Dragons, unicorns, dwarves, giants and hobbits all apparently exist in this world.
5th Feb '18 9:41:00 AM MasamiPhoenix
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** Galavant is put through the ringer as he - among other things - [[spoiler: gets betrayed by his love, falls out of shape, gets beat back into shape, gets betrayed by his second love, gets separated from his love, fails miserably to raise an army, gets impaled by his best friend, gets raised from the dead, and gets to lead a worthless undead army, who get stolen from him right after he makes them useful]] before he can finally be with his true love. Oh, and he has to put up with King Richard.
** King Richard goes through a much more personal, internal voyage, where he [[spoiler: has a painful HeelRealization, finds out nobody ever loved him, has his best friend forced to betray him, nearly dies, is exiled, finds his own kingdom has revolted in his absence, and that he's useless at everything, before finally getting his act together, and becoming worthy of being king, finds true love, and gets a dragon.]]
15th Nov '17 7:29:32 PM Jayalaw
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* AffablyEvil: King Richard. Not every day you meet a genocidal warlord who's so {{Adorkable}}.

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* AccidentalTruth: Galavant when attempting to stop Richard and Madalena's wedding tells Richard that he may offer all the riches and power, but he will never win Madalena's heart. This ends up being completely true; Madalena while married to Richard belittles all his attempts and treats him like garbage.
* AffablyEvil: King Richard. Not every day you meet a genocidal warlord who's so {{Adorkable}}.{{Adorkable}} and trying his best to please his loved ones.



* BeingEvilSucks: Richard for all his BigBad qualities really doesn't like being the bad guy. It means that no one likes him except for Gareth, and even his wife wants nothing to do with him. He also realizes that there's no reason for people to like him because he forgets all the heinous acts he does.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Richard tries to win over Madalena after marrying her, to no avail. He also treats Gareth like a brother and is cordial to Chef. He reminisces over Pearly, the only adult who showed him affection as a child.



* EvilCostumeSwitch: Madalena dons a sinister purple dress with a black collar by episode 5. While she mostly sticks to dark dresses in Season 2, she evntually takes it a step further with Evil Queen armor when she and Gareth [[spoiler:go to attack Hortensia]].

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* EvilCostumeSwitch: Madalena dons a sinister purple dress with a black collar by episode 5. While she mostly sticks to dark dresses in Season 2, she evntually eventually takes it a step further with Evil Queen armor when she and Gareth [[spoiler:go to attack Hortensia]].



* {{Foil}}: Galavant and king Richard, to one other. Galavant has "every manly value", while Richard can hardly handle a sword, Galavant is loved by the people while Richard is hated, but Galavant is also a IdiotHero who doesn't pay much attention to anything else, and people actually close to him don't seem to like him very much, while Richard is quite clever and sincerely caring for his subjects, and while utterly (and [[HilarityEnsues hilariously]]) failing at being nice to them, he gets some sympathy from people who get to know him a little better.

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Galavant and king Richard, to one other. Galavant has "every manly value", while Richard can hardly handle a sword, Galavant is loved by the people while Richard is hated, but Galavant is also a IdiotHero who doesn't pay much attention to anything else, and people actually close to him don't seem to like him very much, while Richard is quite clever and sincerely caring for his subjects, and while utterly (and [[HilarityEnsues hilariously]]) failing at being nice to them, he gets some sympathy from people who get to know him a little better.better.
** Isabella and Madalena. One is a princess who was forced to learn combat from her father, and is a goodhearted individual blackmailed by Richard to bring Galavant to him, while motivating the hero to regain their former glory. The other is a scheming commoner raised in poverty who had to kill her pet goat and eat it to survive, and treats the men in her life terribly.


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* HopeSpot: Over a private dinner where Richard makes an effort to eat without assistance from chef, he and Madalena start to open up to each other. He tells her how much he admires the way she eats without care, and she tells the story of how her parents made her kill and eat her pet goat Jenny. Richard confesses that his parents never liked him, only a woman named Pearly who raised him. Just as he thinks he'll succeed in winning Madalena's heart, she tells him that he's unlovable and Pearly was paid to care for him.
10th Nov '17 12:07:11 PM CalamityJen
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10th Nov '17 11:39:27 AM CalamityJen
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* TakeThat: To the networks - not only theirs, but shows airing on other channels as well.
-->'''Women:''' So in the weeks to come ignore the pageants that they'll hold
-->'''Gareth:''' Skip the football matches...
-->'''Jester:''' ...and the globes made out of gold
-->'''Pirates:''' Screw all those apprentices...
-->'''Women:''' ...and every bachelorette
-->'''Valencian Group:''' Give into the miracle that no one thought we'd get!
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